My son attended the summer Executive Functioning program in Jul-Aug of 2020. It has been a very enriching experience for him. I was extremely impressed by the detailed, thoughtful and very thorough curriculum - a combination of very engaging classwork as well as relevant homework. Although some EF concepts and skills may seem complex to young students, the curriculum itself and the clinicians who taught this program made the concepts easy to understand by using context and role play situations that are more relevant to kids my son's age.
The team behind the EF program is exemplary at their work. From Day 1, the clinicians who taught this class - were able to establish a rapport with my son. He would look forward to the class and the engagement with clinicians as well as new “friends” in the class.
He learned a lot of EF concepts and most importantly has been able to apply them steadily to his day to day life. The concept of organization, time management, and creating “zones” is serving him well in going through his day. He is looking forward to applying the concepts of goal setting, and “growth mindset” as the school year takes off. My son has become more self-aware and the terms like “time robbers” and “distractors” have become a common part of our dinner table lexicon!
My skepticism about the efficacy of enrichment courses being offered online was completely dissolved at the outset of the program. The passion, involvement and parent-clinician communication has been very key to overcoming any lack of physical face to face time.
This has been a fantastic experience for my son and for our family. I highly recommend this program to any family and kids who want to strengthen executive functioning skills of time management, goal setting and organization which are key pillars of academic success and will also serve them well beyond school.